Penn State fans are none too happy right now, and there’s plenty of blame to go around.
Of course, the head coach hasn’t been spared, either.
James Franklin is now 1-9 against Ohio State. This writer certainly isn’t the first person to point that out. But a lot of blame is also being dished out to Franklin’s offensive coordinator. Manny Diaz’s defense did its job Saturday. Mike Yurcich’s offense didn’t. With how well the defense played, it’s likely that an average offensive performance would have been enough for PSU to win. Instead, Penn State didn’t score a touchdown until there was less than a minute left.
Despite Allar clearly not being on his A-game, Penn State threw the ball 42 times. Despite having two No. 1 running backs in Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen, Penn State only ran the ball 18 times.
Granted, Ohio State is one of America’s best defenses. Next to Michigan, the best one Penn State will face in at least the regular season. But many felt Yurcich’s play calling left a lot to be desired.
Whenever an offense struggles, the coordinator is going to catch heat, and Yurcich hasn’t been spared.
On the one hand, Penn State’s offense was brutal Saturday. On the other, it’s just one— albeit, big— game, and Penn State previously had the nation’s longest active streak of scoring 30 or more points (13 games).
So do you think Mike Yurcich is the right guy to lead Allar and Penn State’s offense? Let us know below.